Invitations to Tender

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We invite tenders from suppliers for a wide range of services across our museums and galleries.

We currently have the following opportunities available:

Tenders:

Insurance Brokerage – Sheffield Museums
Details: Museums Sheffield and Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust are uniting to become Sheffield Museums Trust. We are seeking an insurance broker to organise comprehensive insurance cover and manage all insurance-related matters for the new Trust.
Duration: 3-year agreement
Start: 1st April 2021
End: 31st March 2024

Download the full tender information document here
Download the tender response document here

Tenders to be received by 12noon 5 February 2021

To submit visit mytenders.co.uk and search “Sheffield Museums”

 

Opportunities

Consultant Support Collections Management System Review
In April 2021 Museums Sheffield and Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust are merging to become Sheffield Museums. This merger unites Sheffield’s collections and offers a fantastic opportunity to tell new stories and engage more people with their collections. In order to maximise the potential of these collections it is essential that we have an effective Collections Management System (CMS) which meets the needs of our diverse collections and brings together all the data into one system. We would also like to explore different options for the interface between our CMS and the online collections function in order to offer more intuitive and meaningful engagement with Sheffield’s collections online.

Museums Sheffield has secured funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to recruit a consultant to review our current Collection Management System and its online capabilities, in order to make recommendations and maximize opportunities for the new Trust.

The fee for this work is £5,000.

Download full information here

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 18 January 2021 with virtual interviews taking place that week. The commissions will be complete by the end of March 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact Sian Brown at sian.brown@museums-sheffield.org.uk

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Creative designer wanted for DesignLab Nation project
Museums Sheffield has teamed up with the V&A to deliver the exciting national schools programme DesignLab Nation. The programme aims to inspire the next generation of designers, makers and innovators, support young people to develop the 21st century skills and continue Sheffield’s legacy for innovation. We are looking for an innovative designer/design team to lead 4 in-depth design projects for local Secondary schools. The designer should ideally be based in Sheffield or the South Yorkshire area, or be willing to travel.

Project planning and delivery will run from February to December 2021. We will work with 4 schools in total during this time. Each school will have four full day workshops or equivalent. In each project we will work with approximately 25-30 students, aged 11-16 (Key Stages 3 /4) and their teachers.

Fees: 30.5 days work @ £235.00 per day (£7167.50 total).

Download full information here

If you are interested, please contact: 
Laura Travis, Head of Learning and Participation, Museums Sheffield, laura.travis@museums-sheffield.org.uk
Kate Kennedy, Learning Producer: DesignLab Nation, V&A, ka.kennedy@vam.ac.uk

Please provide a copy of your CV/Portfolio and a detailed summary of how you meet the criteria in the attached brief by midday Monday 11 January 2021. Virtual interviews will be held w/c 18 Jan 2021.

If you have any queries Laura Travis will be available on the 22 Dec and 6 Jan. To arrange a conversation please email laura.travis@museums-sheffield.org,uk

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Consultant support for schools programme
Museums Sheffield has secured funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to commission two consultants/organisations with specialist knowledge to stretch our thinking and support us in our work with schools. From 1 April 2021 Museums Sheffield will join with Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust to form Sheffield Museums Trust and we plan to launch a re-energised schools offer in Summer 2021. We plan to create an inclusive and broad ranging schools offer that uses Sheffield’s museums collections to create enjoyable and informative learning experiences.  

The first commission will stretch our thinking and support us to improve our approach to inclusivity and representation in the content of our schools programme. There is £5,000 fee available for this work. Download more information here

The second commission will help us re-engage with schools after the Covid pandemic considering content and the most effective ways in which we can deliver the programme. The fee for this work is £10,000. Download more information here

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 11 January 2021 with virtual interviews taking place that week. The commissions will be complete by the end of April 2021. 

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Travis at laura.travis@museums-sheffield.org.uk.  Laura will be available to respond to questions on 22 December 2020 or 6 January 2021, please email her to arrange a time to talk.

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